My Grandmother An Armenian-Turkish Memoir

by Fethiye Cetin

My Grandmother An Armenian-Turkish Memoir Synopsis

As a child in Turkey, Fethiye Cetin knew her grandmother as a happy and well respected Muslim housewife. Decades later, her grandmother revealed the truth: she was by birth a Christian Armenian, and most of the men in the village where she grew up were slaughtered in 1915. In this heartwrenching memoir, Cetin tells a powerful story that breaks the silence surrounding the Armenian genocide.

My Grandmother An Armenian-Turkish Memoir Press Reviews

Gripping and thought-provoking. Alev Adil, Independent; Maureen Freely's introduction is lucid and her translation is fluid and elegant, amplifying the merits of this earnest memoir. Fani Papageorgiou, Financial Times; This is a remarkable book. Sorcha Hamilton, Irish Times; A compelling and beautifully written account of family stories and secrets, and a heartfelt call to peace and harmony. Elif Shafak.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844678679
Publication date: 8th June 2012
Author: Fethiye Cetin
Publisher: Verso Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Categories: Memoirs, Genocide & ethnic cleansing, European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Fethiye Cetin

FETHIYE CETIN is a Turkish human-rights lawyer who has represented, among others, Hrant Dink, the Turkish-Armenian journalist assassinated in Istanbul in January 2007.

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